Governor Cuomo was returning from a speaking engagement at The Association for a Better New York when he and his team came upon the crash.
NYPD hadn't arrived on the scene yet, so Cuomo and the state police troopers he travels with got out of the car and cut the passenger out of his seat belt.
No one needed to be transported to hospital.
Staffers captured video of the rescue.
NEW: As he was leaving @ABetterNY event, @NYGovCuomo came across an accident on the BQE, and he cut a passenger out of his seatbelt and helped pull him out of the wreck.— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) January 6, 2020
It's not the first time Cuomo has happened to have been in the right place at the right time.
The governor has helped two other motorists over the past four years, including one in Long Island in 2016 and another on New York Parkway near Hawthorne in 2017.